“I hope BNP will take part in the next parliament elections. I am optimistic that the polls will be held with the participation of all parties as there is a level playing field for all parties and it will be continuing in future,” he told reporters after a coordination meeting with the law enforcement agencies at Nirbachan Bhabn in the city’s Agargaon.
“The court will look into the issue whether BNP Chairperson Begum Zia can take part in the next polls or not…We have nothing to do or say on this issue,” he added.
The CEC said, “We have directed the law enforcers to maintain the law and order in three city polls areas. We have heard their suggestions and I hope that the three city corporation polls will be completed in a peaceful manner.”
He said there is no need to take additional preparations centering the three city polls. The polls will be held as per election procedure, he added.
Huda said, “We will do everything for the three city polls so that those cannot be questionable as these three polls will be held ahead of the general elections.”
“The law enforcement agencies informed us about the environment of the city polls areas and they (law enforcers) hope that there is no risk or unstable situation in those areas,” he added.
Election Commissioners Mahbub Talukder, Md Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Brigadier General (Retd.) Shahdat Hossain, Secretary to the EC Helal Uddin Ahmed and inspector general (IG) of police, director general (DG) of RAB, divisional commissioners of Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal and the returning officers concerned were present in the meeting.
Dhaka, 13 July, (campuslive24.com) //MI